British society is becoming increasingly lonely according to a new report - The Lonely Society? - published by the Mental Health Foundation. The report found that 1 in 10 Britons often feel isolated and half think that people are getting lonelier in general. The percentage of households occupied by one person has doubled from 6% in 1972 to 12% in 2008 and the divorce rate has almost doubled in the past 50 years.
You can download a copy of the Mental Health Foundation's report at